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Il Centro Restaurant and Bar

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Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 6090
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a meal here this week with 3 colleagues, on the recommendation of another. We were greeted really warmly on our arrival and quickly seated outside. There's a good wine choice and extensive menu and specials board. We ordered wine and each ordered a different main course. The food was delicious and we all gave our compliments to the... More 

Thank sharkmanGermany
Berwick, Australia
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247 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read great reviews about Il Centro and my expectations were high. I was not disappointed. From the moment we we shown to our table the staff fussed about to settle us in. Our water preference was delivered, our wine ordered and then our meals were ordered. I would say that Il Centro is a modern Italian restaurant. My... More 

Thank jetaway08
Emerald, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I shared a well presented table with a stunning outlook of the story bridge. The table service was very welcoming . The choice of food is just right , something to suit all the fussy eaters 🤗. The meal sizes are larger then most al la cart restaurants and the taste was pound for pound most defiantly... More 

Thank ChrisoAleisha06
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really wanted to like this place...an enthusiastic waiter, Ashley, a great location....if only the kitchen was somehow aligned. Two of us ordered a Caprese Salad. We had never seen this served in a small dessert bowl with cheese (should have been buffola mozzarella) that had been soaked in balsamic to the point of being unrecognisable...but we figured this was... More 

Thank Bearandbull
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with family from Perth, we found everything 1st class. The food was outstanding the service was impeccable lead by Jessica. This restaurant has got to be the King of Eagle Street Pier Restaurants.

Thank kenb19582015
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the crab lasagne with the sour bread and it was fantastic! The service was amazing and the view of the bridge was lovely.

Thank Rich C
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135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended this place as a very good Italian Cuisine. Since my companions who were my hosts asked me to choose and order because I boasted that I knew something about Italian Food. I ordered Ravioli with Pumpkin Fill for the table which we could share and we just got 4 or 5 pieces among 3 of us. Not... More 

Thank GoogleGuy
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If this had been a random drop in in a back alley I would probably be more positive, but is rated to 13 in Brisbane. It have a magnificant view over the river, and location vice a perfect spot on the Eagle street pier. But... seems like they forgotten to keep the food excellence up and not relax based on... More 

Thank Kjetil S
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat out a lot. Work and pleasure. I like to try new places and i do so around the world. But it is funny that I always seem to come back to 1 restaurant over the past 20 years. I guess because the service is always perfect and they serve the best dish I have ever tried. They invented... More 

Thank bmw330au
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The executive chef at this restaurant needs to be congratulated. I enjoyed the cauliflower soup, an entree sized portion of salt and pepper squid and the ricotta cheesecake with organs slices and lemon curd. Presentation was first class. Preparation was first class. Taste was WONDERFUL. This restaurant is in a terrific location, service is friendly and attention has been paid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 6090
Il Centro has long been regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Located in the heart of Brisbane's premier dining precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the multi-award-winning restaurant enjoys sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.

Since 1992, we've provided guests with a fine balance of casual yet elegant al fresco and indoor dining with a modern Italian flavour. Our innovative menu and superb location have made us a popular rendezvous for Brisbane's business community, local residents and visitors alike.

Regular guests and first time diners always feel welcome at Il Centro. Good old-fashioned hospitality has been a major ingredient for our continued success. Your hosts, owners Andy and Marcia Georges, together with restaurant manager, Zahir Meher- Homji and sommelier, Shawn Gomes, have a gift for making guests feel like old friends. And this is an attitude you'll find instilled in all our staff.

Our innovative modern Italian menu has a distinctly Queensland spin - best illustrated by our signature dish, the legendary Sand Crab Lasagne. And our executive chef, Catherine Anders, uses only the freshest local produce (including Queensland's best seafood and prime cuts) to create a selection to tempt all tastes.

If you're planning on joining us soon, why not stop off for a pre-dinner drink at Andy and Marcia's celebrated cocktail bar, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. The welcoming bar is opposite the restaurant, overlooking the river.

Il Centro in the ideal setting for private functions and special events. We have a number of set menus available to suit your occasion. If you have an enquiry please call us.

We look forward to the pleasure of your company very soon.

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